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Deer Ridge Estates

West Vancouver

BC Building Science was retained by the Owners of Deer Ridge Estates as the Prime Consultant for a targeted building envelope renovation at their building.  Located in West Vancouver, Deer Ridge Estates consists of three towers that are 7 – 11 storeys, cast-in-place concrete and steel studs construction over below-grade parkade, and the townhouses are 2 – 3 storeys and of wood-frame construction.

The Strata approached BCBS to help determine a design strategy to improve the function, durability, and appeal of the building exterior.  Through a process of consultation, drawings, and various other methods, a new design scheme was implemented for this building and consisted of:

  • The exposed stucco cladding was replaced with a new rainscreen stucco cladding system, and finished to remain consistent with the portions of the sheltered stucco walls that were retained in place.
  • At the balconies, the original railing-parapet wall combination was replaced with new structural aluminum guardrails with pickets.
  • At the balconies, new waterproof membrane was installed at all units.
  • At the Porte Cochere, new 2-ply SBS waterproof membrane, skylights, and soffit were fitted to replace the existing components.


Through a process of consultation and various other methods, an architectural design strategy was developed and approved by the Strata. Throughout the course of the project, BCBS provided the following services:

  • Renovation Approach and Philosophy
  • Professional Engineering Design and Management
  • Building Envelope Commissioning and Testing
  • Drafting and Specifications
  • Window Replacement
  • Balcony Renovation
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